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2012-07-12 23:00:45

Swimming is a low-impact exercise and is less likely to cause injury than many other activities, making it ideal for seniors, pregnant women and those recovering from injury. With overuse comes fatigue and failure to adhere to proper stroke techniques, which in turn can lead to injuries. Most swimming injuries are to the shoulder, followed by the knee and neck. By following straightforward tips, most of these injuries can be avoided. Carmel, NY (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 More than a million...

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2011-06-20 09:05:00

As summer is set to arrive and more and more kids go for a dip in the pool, a new study warns that parents and guardians need to be aware about the drowning risk posed by portable pools. The first study on child drownings in portable pools finds that a child drowns every five days in such pools during the summer months, signifying a considerable risk and the need for consumer education and protective measures, the study's lead author says. Using data from the US Consumer Products Safety...

2010-05-20 11:01:00

Water Quality & Health Council Offers Free Test Kits In Response to CDC Pool Violation Data ARLINGTON, Va., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Unhealthy pools are more common than you may think. Newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) underscores the importance of protecting yourself and your family at the pool this summer. The CDC reports a disturbing statistic: About 1 out of 8 public pool inspections conducted in 13 states in 2008 resulted...

2010-05-20 11:00:00

CDC Urges People to Take an Active Role in Promoting Healthy Swimming ATLANTA, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About 1 out of 8 public pool inspections conducted in 13 states in 2008 resulted in pools being closed immediately due to serious code violations, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report found that, overall, inspections of child care facility pools had the highest percentage of immediate closures (17.2 percent),...

2009-05-21 11:05:00

Council Designates D.C. 'Capital of Pool Safety' WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With District of Columbia Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in attendance, the Pool Safety Council (PSC) today recognized the public pools in Washington, D.C. as the safest municipally-managed public pools in the country. The District has gone above and beyond the requirements of a life-saving new federal pool safety standard by installing multiple layers of protective equipment in all of the city's...

2008-06-22 09:00:06

SEATTLE _ Growing up in Normandy Park in the mid-'70s, Jeff Wiltse spent summers at the pool. All day. Every day. And it wasn't just about swimming. There was Wiffle ball, showing off for pretty girls, trading baseball cards on the pool deck. The pool was where he had his first meaningful conversations with adults (during intergenerational games of pickleball), and Wiltse vaguely understood, even then, that the pool was more than chlorine and concrete; it was a uniquely intimate community...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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